The City of Minneiska

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City of Minneiska

Minutes

December 1, 2014


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Ken Heaser, Shelley Splittstoesser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the November 3rd meeting were read. Bob motioned that the minutes be approved and Mel seconded. All approved.


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $40,722.13. Mike motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mark seconded. All approved.


Old Business


The “Watch For Children” signs have been put up.

 

Snowplowing: Some complaints about not enough sand/salt being used on hills and also streets not getting plowed soon enough after it snows. Scott has and will continue to address concerns with the contractor.

 

New Business

 

City Liability Coverage: Mike motioned and Bob seconded that we leave the coverage as is. All approved. Dave will handle.

HBC informed the City that NBC Universal shutdown the G4 Network (channel 457) and it is no longer available as of November 28, 2014. HBC also indicated that their rates will go up January 2, 2015. Subscribers should be receiving a mailing with details on this increase in December.


Dave presented to the Council the costs of the 2014 elections. Based on all costs including machines, judges and church rental the cost per vote for the primary was $70.48 and $34.11 for the general. Dave will explore the possibility of going to voting by mail.

 

Bob motioned and Mel seconded that the City donate $400 to the Senior Citizen Holiday Party. All approved.

Shelley suggested that the Council Meeting minutes be posted on Nextdoor Minneiska. Mike will handle.


Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

November 3, 2014


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Howard Gorder and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the September 6th meeting were read. Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded. All approved.


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $53,067.74. Copies of the proposed 2015 Budget were distributed to the Council Members. Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded. All approved.


Old Business


The new Christmas pole decorations have arrived.


Dave was able to get 2 “Watch For Children” signs from the Wabasha County Highway Department.


Scott addressed the issue of the unleashed dog with the owner and it has not been an issue since.


Scott cut weeds on Krully Ave. Property owners should be aware that the City is only responsible for maintenance in the street right of way – anything beyond that is the responsibility of property owners.


Snowplowing is set up for the winter.


New Business

 

Mark asked about gun laws within the City. The Council agreed that discharging of firearms within the City is covered by the DNR and any violations should be reported to the game warden's office.


Howard Gorder indicated that he observed a resident mixing chemicals for spraying on the street. The Council agreed that this should not be allowed and Scott will address with the resident.


Gary Staudacher wondered if the chain link fence above the retaining wall on Krully Ave could be removed. The Council indicated that the fence was installed when the retaining wall was installed for safety reasons and needs to remain.


Senator Matt Schmit will be attending our December meeting.


Mark motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Bob seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk


City of Minneiska

Minutes

October 6, 2014


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Joy Lemmer, Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

 

The minutes for the September 2nd meeting were read. Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Mark seconded. All approved.


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $53,576.48. Ken mentioned that he would present the 2015 Budget at next month's meeting. Mark motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded. All approved.


Old Business


The new Christmas pole decorations should be shipped sometime in October.

Bob motioned and Mark seconded that we donate $50 to Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation. All approved.


City volunteers will cut overgrown weeds in the City.


New Business

Dave read a letter form HBC informing the City that due to a requested 100% rate increase by the providers of Univison (channel 190), whose programming is aimed at Hispanic and Latino Americans, will no longer be available after September 30, 2014.

Multiple complaints have been received regarding a dangerous unleashed dog at 422 Bennett Ave. In accordance with Section 601 of the Minneiska City Code, Mayor Scott Splittoesser will address the issue with the dog owner.

Mark motioned and Mike seconded that we get 2 “Watch For Children” signs to help slow down traffic on Taylor Hill Drive and Krully Ave. All approved. Dave will Handle.

Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

September 2, 2014


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the August 4th meeting were read. Mike motioned that the minutes be approved and Mel seconded. All approved.


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $56,178.58. Mel motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Bob seconded. All approved.


Old Business


The new Christmas pole decorations have not yet arrived.


Scott sprayed the weeds on Krully Ave but it rained shortly after the application.

 

New Business


No new business items to discuss.

Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

August 4, 2014

 

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

 

The minutes for the July 7th meeting were read. Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Mark seconded. All approved.


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $54,063.81. Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mike seconded. All approved.


Old Business

 

Three new Christmas pole decorations have been ordered.


City street repair: The contractor plans to fill the cracks in the City streets sometime in September.


New Business


Group Self-insured Accident Plan for City Volunteers: Mike motioned and Mel seconded that the City leave the coverage as is. All approved. Dave will handle.


Senator Matt Schmidt is planning to attend the September City Council meeting.

 

Dave mentioned that the Primary Election is August 12th. The Public Accuracy Test for the Primary is scheduled for August 8th. The voting machines will be set up in the church basement from Wednesday August 6th through Wednesday August 13th.

 

Mike indicated that he got a complaint regarding weeds on Krully Ave. Scott will spray the area.

Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

July 7, 2014


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the June 2nd meeting were read. Mike motioned that the minutes be approved and Mel seconded. All approved.


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $52,760.48. Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded. All approved.


Old Business


The new street signs for Schell Hill Drive and Riverview Drive have been installed


City street repair: Volunteers applied cold patch asphalt to the worst of the potholes. We will continue to do this as needed. Bob motioned and Mark seconded that Scott proceed with getting a contractor to fill the cracks in the City streets. All approved.


New Business

 

Dave reported that the 20th Annual Minneiska Charity Golf Outing and Live Auction raised $6,247.00 for charity including $1,000.00 for Minneiska beautification.


Mike motioned and Mark seconded that the City appoint David Pries, Head Election Judge and Gary Staudacher, Richard Swanson, Dan Thompson and Judy Tibor as Election Judges. All approved.


Tax Levy for 2015: Bob motioned and Mel seconded that the City raise the levy by 2% which amounts to $239 for a total of $12,180. All approved.


Dave stated that there will be 3 City positions open in the upcoming General Election – Mayor which is a 2 year term and 2 Council Members which are 4 year terms. Filings open on Tuesday July 29th and close on Tuesday August 12th.

 

Mike indicated that he has gotten complaints regarding unattended trains that are left idling for long periods of time. Mike will investigate.

Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mike seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

June 2, 2014


Bill Spitzer who is running for Winona County Sheriff visited our meeting and discussed his agenda and answered questions.

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

The minutes for the May 5th meeting were read. Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded.

The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $44,697.11. Mike motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mark seconded.


Old Business

The new street signs for Schell Hill Drive and Riverview Drive have arrived. One bracket was missing from the order and will be sent sometime this week and then we will put the signs up.


City street repair: Volunteers will apply cold patch asphalt to the worst of the potholes on Saturday June 7th. Anyone willing to help should meet at the church at 8:00 AM. Scott indicated that there may be some state funding available after August 14th. Scott will investigate further and report at the July meeting.

The damage to the mural has been taken care of.


New Business

Worker's comp insurance is due for renewal. Mike motioned and Mark seconded that we leave it the same as last year. Dave will handle.


Mark motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mike seconded and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk

 

Minutes

May 5, 2014


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the April 7th meeting were read. Bob motioned that the minutes be approved and Mark seconded. All approved.

 

The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $43,611.74. Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded. All approved.

 

Old Business


When work was done on County Road 25 (Schell Hill Drive) some time ago the street sign on the corner of Schell Hill Drive and Riverview Drive was removed and never replaced. Mel motioned and Mike seconded that we order a new sign. All approved. Dave will handle.


City street repair: Scott got bids for repairing/replacing Riverview Drive and also for patching cracks and filling potholes on other streets within the City. Mark motioned and Bob seconded that we get some cold patch asphalt and fix the worst of the potholes and table the other items until we can do some more checking to see if there is any money available to assist with the project. All approved.


New Business


Dave mentioned that the 20th Annual Minneiska Charity Golf outing/live auction will be June 21 with all proceeds being donated to the American Cancer Society, St Jude Children's Research Hospital and Join the Journey. Mel motioned and Mike seconded that the City donate $300 to the event. All approved.


Bill Spitzer is running for Winona County Sheriff and would like to attend an upcoming meeting. The Council agreed to this and Dave will notify Bill.

 

Dave mentioned that the wall mural has sustained some damage over the winter. Dave will patch and repaint the affected areas.


Mike motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk

 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

April 7, 2014

 

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present was Ken Heaser.

The minutes for the March 3rd meeting were read. Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Bob seconded. All approved.

The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $44,441.87. Mike motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mark seconded. All approved.

Old Business

Board of Appeal: Notices have been posted and published. The Wabasha County meeting will be held from 9:00 AM till Noon, on Thursday the 10th day of April, 2014, in the Wabasha County Assessor's Office in the Wabasha County Courthouse at 625 Jefferson Ave in Wabasha. The Winona County meeting will be held from 1:00 PM till 4:00 PM, on Wednesday the 9th day of April, 2014, in the Winona County Assessor's Office in the Winona County Government Center at 177 Main St in Winona.

 

New Business

Street cleaning: Bob motioned and Mike seconded that the City accept the bid by Wigham Services for $650. All approved. The cleanup will be done prior to the Flood Run which is scheduled for April 19th.


The Minneiska City road cleanup will be Saturday April 26th. Anyone interested in helping should meet in the church parking lot at 8:00 AM. Breakfast will be provided at Eagle View upon completion.


Liquor License renewals: Bob motioned and Mark seconded that the City renew the licenses for Buck's Bar and Eagle View Bar & Grill. All approved.


HBC alerted the City that they are in negotiation with a program provider that could end in loss of programming or an increase in cost.

 

SEMMCHRA has money available for first time home buyers. The information is posted on the bulletin board in the church basement.


The Council discussed the condition of Minneiska streets, Scott will check into getting holes and cracks patched.

Mel motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

March 3, 2014


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

 

The minutes for the February 3rd meeting were read. Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Mark seconded. All approved.


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $51,540.87. Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded. All approved. Ken also presented the 2013 City Financial Report.

 

Old Business


Snowplowing: Some problems with not getting enough sand/salt applied on hilly areas. Scott will continue to work with the snowplower.

 

Parking on Bennett Ave: No longer an issue.


New Business


Council members attended a meeting regarding our contracted fire protection and first responder services from the City of Rollingstone. Our contract has been extended for another year.

 

Mike motioned and Bob seconded that we accept Altura's Ambulance Contract for 2014. All approved.

 

Board of Appeal: Since we do not have anyone trained, our meetings for both counties will be Open Book meetings. The Wabasha County meeting will be held from 9:00 AM till Noon, on Thursday the 10th day of April, 2014, in the Wabasha County Assessor's Office in the Wabasha County Courthouse at 625 Jefferson Ave in Wabasha. The Winona County meeting will be held from 1:00 PM till 4:00 PM, on Wednesday the 9th day of April, 2014, in the Winona County Assessor's Office in the Winona County Government Center at 177 Main St in Winona.

Mike motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk